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Bao Bao, the National Zoo's newest panda cub, meets the media for the first time on January 6, 2014. (Credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

When “Panda-Monium” Swept America

As panda cub Bao Bao readies for her public debut, look back at the frenzied arrival of the National Zoo’s first giant pandas in 1972.

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6 Things You May Not Know About Taxes

As the IRS filing deadline approaches, take a closer look at the history of U.S. taxes.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Richard Nixon

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Richard Nixon, explore 10 surprising facts about America’s 37th president.

Barack Obama and John McCain take part in the first debate of the 2008 presidential election. (Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

7 Things You May Not Know About U.S. Presidential Debates

As the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates finally meet face to face, explore seven surprising facts about the history of presidential debates.

Historic Handshakes

8 Historic Handshakes

As people around the globe celebrate World Handshake Day, explore eight of history’s most famous handshakes.

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Watergate: Where Are They Now?

Forty years after burglars were arrested at the Watergate complex, find out what happened to key players in the ensuing scandal.

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Romantic-in-Chief: Presidential Love Letters, From Adams to Nixon

New letters reveal that Nixon was as eloquent an admirer as several other famously smitten presidents.

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Pentagon Papers Fully Declassified on Famous Leak’s 40th Anniversary

On the 40th anniversary of their leak to the public, the Pentagon Papers have been declassified and released in their entirety.